Tuesday, April 24, 2018

State Department Releases 2017 Country Reports On Human Rights

Last Friday, the U.S. State Department released its 2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. The release was accompanied by remarks from Acting Secretary of State John Sullivan and a press briefing by Michael Kozak, Ambassador, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor.  Secretary Sullivan highlighted a special concerns, including the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya in Burma.  In the the report on each individual country, the issue of Religious Freedom is covered by a cross reference to the Department of State’s International Religious Freedom Report for 2016, released in August 2017 (see prior posting).